Contest: BlackBerry Storm 2 Coming in June?

BlackBerry Storm 2 Coming in June?!
By Kevin Michaluk on 19 May 2009 05:05 pm EDT

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There's lots of buzz around the interwebs today that the BlackBerry Storm 2 could be hitting store shelves much sooner than most of us would think, with rumors suggesting a release as early as before the end of this month or sometime in June. As much as I would LOVE for this to pan out to be true, my CrackBerry gut says we'll all have to wait a little longer than that to get our hands on a store-purchased model.

Our best info right now slates pre-production of the next generation Storm (which RIM internally refers to by the codename BlackBerry "Odin") to begin early next month and from there an official release is usually a couple months out (VZW's technical acceptance process usually takes 2-3 weeks on a device, so even if they approved it off the first pre-production run we'd still be looking at July). And this is Verizon were talking about here... the pickiest of the carriers... who also have the BlackBerry Tour 9630 to roll out still and after a less-than-stellar Storm 1 experience won't want to put out Storm 2 until it's ready. And they won't want to stack the 9630/Storm 2 releases too close to eachother. At this point, I'd rate a May release as impossible, a June launch as potentially possible but improbable, a July release as targeted/more realistic but tight (think end of the month, fingers crossed), an August launch as more likely but if you throw in the usual BlackBerry/Verizon delays then I wouldn't even be suprised to see it launch later than that. As always in the world of BlackBerry, all will be known with time.

Storm 2 Before the End of June Contest: Let's have some fun here! I'd love to see a June launch happen. I really would. I just don't think it will. So to that end, we'll take a gamble and run one helluva contest.... LEAVE a comment to this blog post. For every day that the BlackBerry Storm 2 is on sale in the month of June 2009 we'll give one away to a CrackBerry member. So if the Storm 2 is available for purchase on June 1st, we'll give away 30 Storm 2's over the course of the month. If it's available on June 15th, we'll give away 16. If it's available on the 30th, we'll give away one. And if it doesn't go up for sale in June at all, we'll give away none. Should make for an interesting month, huh? Leave a comment for your chance to win!

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Contest: BlackBerry Storm 2 Coming in June?



Was not all that pleased with the first storm, but the storm 2 is intriguing. I want it, and want it sooner than later but don’t think that will happen. I think RIM is playing smart and keeping its name in the June game because word is out that it’s going to be a big month for new cell phones. December (Christmas)

I'm surprised it didn't even take a year to get a new version of it out. I didn't get the original Storm, but I might have to take a look at this one.

BUT it would be nice if the Storm 2 did come out in June. I would feel somewhat shafted if the Storm 2 came out less than 6 months after the first Storm, but you can't stop progress. RIM may not have gotten it perfect with Storm 1 or even Storm 2, but I really feel they are onto something and eventually (even if 20 years down the line) I feel they will reign as mobile touchscreen King. Apple can't ride off of the "no background application" train forever. Eventually users will realize what running multiple applications can do for productivity and RIM will more than likely rise to the challenge.

Storm 1.0 user, no storm .5 sounds more like it but its time for a changed please let me win storm 2.0!!!!

I believe this will be a pretty good phone but I don't feel like they should take the Surepress system off, but either way I WANT ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just when I had my heart set on spending money for a new 9630 when it comes out.... I would be equally content to win a Storm 2, I tell ya.

I'm a storm owner, and very torn about if I want the new storm out or not. If it comes out this summer, I think I'll be pretty pissed since I bought mine in January and I'm not a fan of the laggy .75 OS. Thank goodness for the leaked betas...

I hope the Storm2 addresses some of the shortcomings of the Storm and that the typing experience is really great!

Was not all that pleased with the first storm, but the storm 2 is intriguing. I want it, and want it sooner than later but don’t think that will happen. I think RIM is playing smart and keeping its name in the June game because word is out that it’s going to be a big month for new cell phones. December (Christmas)

So, I stumbled onto this site and have gained much knowledge from the forums and blogs.

Now you’re telling me that I have a chance to win a Blackberry Storm 2.

I love Crackberry!

I currently have a Storm. I'm fairly happy with it, but it definitely has room for improvement. If Big Red releases before January first, I may be a bit upset. Unless I win one of these. LOL!

I hope it comes out in June and I win, only way I will be getting one since i'm only 6 months into my contract with the storm.

Ill have one of those sir. And by the way, if it comes out June 22nd, I would like two. One because I was never able to get Storm 1 and still have no cell since that is the only phone I want, and 2, for making me create a bookmark folder for the thousand of apps I want to install on my phone when I finally get one.

Coming off a 8330 Curve this Storm 2 would be sick, sure hope it is truly coming out and if I win this that would be awesome but if not I will just have to pony up! Be well!




Hook me up! Please! Would make me a little less upset that a new Storm Phone will be coming out sooner than another Storm OS Update!

With VZW's may not have to give away any :)...but I hope you give away 30 :D

How gullible do I look... errrr... I mean, yeah, here is my comment!

(BTW, you guys are bat shit crazy doing this contest, you rock)

Storm is absolutely great and I can bet that Storm 2 will be amazing... Fingers crossed for June, 1st... oh, and yeah, I wouldn`t mind paying shipping to my home address in Croatia :)

This sounds like a wonderful Father's Day present. And since my dad is a Verizon customer, I'll just keep my fingers crossed! He needs to be pulled into the 21st century. He's got the oldest camera phone I've EVER seen lol!

I ordered mine on the day it was released, would love to have the next generation when it first comes out! Thanks
CrackBerry for all you do for BlackBerry Nation!

I need a new Storm!!!Hell, I rather get a Storm 2!! My original Storm broke the 4th day I had it during work and I don't have the money to replace it and I'm a die-hard Storm fan and want nothing but a Storm (now I want a Storm 2). I hope I win so I can get rid of my cracked+chipped+button-missing Storm 1!!!

i do love my Storm dont get me wrong but to leave a simple comment for a chance to win a Storm 2 for free and only have to type a lil old comment. Then here is my 1 in a million chance to win

Not Again!
There was way *2* much hype over the
launch of the original Storm.
If RIM can get it right the *2nd* time, fix
the 1st.

I would love to win one of these!

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Please please please please please please I want this phone when it comes out...............please please please please

im gonna leave a comment to enter the contest, but would i really want to take a chance on a storm 2 after all the problems with storm 1? shouldnt verizon be giving them away to us storm 1 owners?

I would LOVE a storm 2 to replace my storm 1! I don't hate my storm as much as most people, in fact, I have really enjoyed it. However, a new Berry is always exciting, and there are a few features that REALLY need updating. lol

my storm is a glorified paper weight.

would my storm 2 be any different?

ps - i love that the storm 2 will be out before an upgraded OS is officially launched for the Storm 1

Too much fun! I'm waiting to see this one. Love my 8703e, but I'm feeling my eyes wander to other models - don't tell, she gets upset when she sees me do this.

Just last week I bought my first BB and made it a Storm. Hopefully this news of the Storm 2 being released in June doesn't mean that an OS update for the original has been scrapped.

The sooner the better....but they need to come correct with the "Deuce".......I've been a storm owner since day 1 and i'm happy with it but i'm hoping to be BLoW awAy the 2nd time around.....I'll take it....

Here's hoping that June turns out to be a great release month! I would love to get my hands on one to check out the new truepress feature.


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Sign me up!!! Wooo, hope this one improves the broken functionality of the first, would love to see and own a TRUE iphone competitor

Gets more love than the Storm... How can VZW hype this thing like the invention of the wheel and then release ONE official OS upgrade 2 weeks after launch and then proceed to ignore the product for the rest of its life. Thank goodness for Crackberry!

way to go, this idea is tons of fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now that Verizon will forget all about the storm 1 owners, I will need the Storm 2 to keep up.
So please, please, please let me win this one.......

I Have the first storm(was on the bell list to get it). I love the concept and the applications...the speed on the other hand...even with the software updates(by the time bell push's them) don't really help .The lack wifi is really bothersome espically when in large buildings with bad cdma/gsm coverage...

I dont mind providing a review or videos or feedback ...


It'll be worth all the contests I didn't win on in the past and the future if I can just win THIS contest!

I'm excited. I hope there's some improvement in speed and memory, but I'm sure it will be excellent.

Oh man this would be awesome... Thanks for any opportunity! And good luck all, IF we get the chance to win!!!

Hope this one is fixed. Maybe if that's the case, they'll have an update for the original. It's a LOVE/HATE relationship right now.

The probability of Verizon giving all "Storm 1" users a free "Storm 2" in June is greater than my chances of winning with posting a comment on Crackberry. Either way I still end-up with my "Storm 1" that I love......

I see this hitting shelves October 1 at the earliest in 2009. I'd like to see it sooner so I can scoop up a Storm 1 cheap. I watch bleeding edge stuff, but I don't have the wallet to be an early adopter.

Why not recall all of our Storms and give us all new ones? Hey I'd be happy with an official VZW OS update...

Not going to be released, but better safe than sorry! if it does come out, and I win one, how amazing would that be!?

wow... this would be awesome. i myself wouldnt buy one because chances are very high it wont support LTE. but if it were free i would love one!

Im a TMobile customer so just got my hands on the 8900 but a Storm 2 will be great!!!!

Thanks CB!!!!


to all the news and details that will be coming out in the next few weeks! I cant wait to get my Storm 2!!!

My Pearl trackball doesn't work... I could definitely use the upgrade. PICK ME! PICK ME!

Unless I somehow win this Storm 2, I might be throwing my current Storm through Verizon CEO's window and buying an Iphone. Unless Verizon magically gets the Iphone or the Storm 2's OS works on Storm 1. Both of which I don't see Verizon being nice enough to facilitate.

It's not even a year! I never thought the good news of free phone would make me so angry.


This post is exploding with comments! Yes, I already posted and no, I dont think posting more than once will increase my chances. 2 hours ago, there were 144 comment and now there are over 1,900.

I think you are safe with this one Kevin. July would even be interesting considering the 1st rev. My guess is the June rumor is based on RIM finishing the project and certifying complete via QA.

In any event, lets go June 1st!

Hopefully the new storm will be a huge improvement in terms of software to the current storm as the current one doesn't really live up to the BlackBerry standard right now so I'm biding my time with a Bold till the Storm 2 arrives!

Just based on the fact that I put up with all the glitches on the original Storm from the day it came out until now I think I should win the Storm 2

Glad I didn't pick up the storm one since it looks like VZW is just going to leave it in the dust. Please send my brand new Storm 2 to my house. Thanks!

I would just love to see this phone soon too. Although I too think it would be later I May even sacrifice my Tour plans for this to play with. I liked the last Storm but couldn't get past the bug issues.

Good luck to all.

Love my Storm v1, but it's slowness and restart times are starting to irk me. Looking forward to WiFi and hopefully a faster processor with more memory!

could this be why Verizon hasn't released an OS yet? crackberry, i hope you're prediction is correct so i can replace my Storm 1.

Not sure a June release is realistic ... how about an official OS release for storm 1? That sounds just as good and is long overdue!

I've been back and forth loving, and hating, my Storm. Perhaps Storm 2 will be better.

If not, perhaps a better OS will suffice!

Give me another chance, yet again, to fall in love with a beautiful Storm!

Man if i won a blackberry storm i will finally have a good reason to drop my curve! my curve is the best phone i have ever been used to , but ... the storm 2 looks hawt, June 1-30 Get!

im so torn... ive been waiting on a tour for 5 months now, but a new storm.... man that might be awesome and too good to pass up. though winning one would only help me out. please?